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Community Energy: the benefit of Electric Board of Guntersville and TVA working together
Community Energy

Community Energy—in Guntersville, Ala., Our Power Means More

Our region is powered by a public power model — owned by and accountable to the people who live here. So the initiatives we invest in through our power model serve one purpose: helping our communities thrive.

Because we support public power, we all benefit from Community Energy. It’s the progress our model enables — like more job opportunities thanks to thriving and growing communities, outdoor recreation made possible by our protected lands, cleaner energy sources, and much more.

A Partnership of Service

Electric Board of Guntersville and TVA work together to power not just our homes and businesses, but our potential too — by combining efforts to help create a future we all believe in.

Working Together to Make Life in Our Community Better

Electric Board of Guntersville (EBG) and TVA were founded on a mission to serve — through reliable and affordable energy, a safe and protected environment and thriving economic development.

EBG provides electricity to 6,500 customers and maintains over 300 miles of electric lines in Guntersville, located within Marshall County, and surrounding areas in North Alabama.

The utility truly shines when it comes to giving to the people they serve. Jason Kirkland, General Manager, EBG says, “We were really able to help a lot of good folks through TVA’s COVID-19 Community Care Fund grants and our matching dollars.”

The first year, they offered small business loans, distributed by the Chamber of Commerce, and in 2021, Kirkland says, “We teamed up with TVA and contributed a total of $10,000 to local young man Thomas Miller, for his Eagle Scout project. The funding helped him make a helipad at Alder Springs volunteer Fire and Rescue department in Albertville, Alabama, in our service area.”

He says, “It is a rural area, known for having bad auto accidents, and is 20-25 minutes from a hospital. Folks with chronic health issues or needing medical attention due to COVID had a hard time getting to a hospital. Now, with the helipad, an air evacuation helicopter has a place to land so anyone in the area with pressing issues can be minutes from having medical assistance. We were encouraged by that project and happy to support Mr. Miller.”

EBD also used matching TVA Community Care Fund grant dollars to provide HVAC upgrades to a local theater group called The Whole Backstage, whose performances help the local economy. In addition, they gave funds to local service organizations Marshall County Home Place, Room in the Inn, Lakeview Community Civic Organization to help with food, shelter, and services for domestic violence survivors.

Our energy has fueled progress in our region since 1933. See the ways it's helping shape our future.

Resources for Your Home, Business and Life

Our partnership makes helpful programs like these possible.


Electric Board of Guntersville partners with TVA EnergyRight® to help connect businesses and industries to the energy resources they need to thrive and help the whole community flourish. This program includes a Preferred Contractors Network to find reliable pros to set up and maintain a facility’s utilities and incentives to offset costs.

Discover all the ways TVA EnergyRight® can help businesses manage energy use and boost the bottom line.



TVA management of Tennessee Valley’s public lands and waterways provides many opportunities for residents and tourists in the Electric Board of Guntersville service area to participate in outdoor activities.

Surrounded by Lake Guntersville, visitors and locals alike enjoy the beautiful views and 1,000 miles of shoreline for water sports, recreation and fishing.


Electric Board of Guntersville partners with TVA to provide safe, reliable, clean power to service area customers. TVA supplies community energy to 153 local power companies and about 60 large industrial customers and federal facilities at the lowest feasible cost. For 20 plus years, TVA’s transmission system has achieved a reliability rate of 99.999 percent.

More than half of the electricity generated by TVA is derived from carbon-free resources. TVA’s diverse energy portfolio includes coal, gas, nuclear and hydroelectric plants as well as renewables.

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Electric Board of Guntersville partners with TVA to help customers make smart energy decisions and save money through TVA EnergyRight®.

Together, they provide resources that help customers make smart home energy decisions. From DIY energy-saving advice to reputable local contractor recommendations, TVA EnergyRight® offers ways to help improve home energy efficiency and save money on the power bill.

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